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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 11:19:17 +0000
Subject: Re: (urth) lacerations?

On 21/03/2002 01:41:48 Gage Kerrigan wrote:

>> Far from bloody shreds 'twas more a mild laceration
>> disputing only your contention that mankind did not
>> make it in space at all because the idea is flatly=20
>> contradicted both in the reported history in TBotNS
>> and in the person of Jonas.
>   Oh? I said that? Actually...
>   Perhaps certain people were so emotionally
>disturbed by my claim of "the death of the space
>program", which I still believe to be true, that they
>did not catch the COMPLETE following idea... "humanity
>would leave the planet when Urth no longer supported
>life." which, I feel, indicates my knowledge of
>space-bound humanity, but only after many years of
>procrastination/rationalization. I don't know many
>people that would mistake leaving later for not
>leaving at all, but hey...

But this isn't consistant with what we read in TBotNS.  Humanity did go
into space - had done so long before - and the planet still supports life.



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